[Translators-l] About link target and cache in translation text

mathieu stumpf guntz psychoslave at culture-libre.org
Fri Jan 27 10:56:33 UTC 2017


So I just finished the Esperanto translation of "Message group > All 
 >2017 Wikimedia Movement Strategy Portal 
(reviewers are welcome), and I'm begining to look at the result 
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/eo> to 
see if I see problems which are more obvious in context.

Falling in this criteria, is the string "Strategy/Wikimedia 
movement/2017/Team", that had been (oddly) translated to 
"Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017/Teama", probably from the idea it 
would be a section title, as it's a common formatting in (at least) 

But it happend to in fact just be a internal link target. So, I went 
back to the translator interface, searched "2017/Teama", found a string 
and replaced it with the original string. Now going to the resulting 
page, it doesn't change anything, even after a "?action=purge" and 
browser cache cleaning. So, ever translation have an other specific 
cache, or the message I reversed is not the one I'm looking for, but 
then I have no idea how to find it, as "2017/Teama" doesn't return 
result anymore. Do you have any idea what's going on?

An other point I noticed, is that translation variables carrying a link 
target might inconsistently include the "Special:MyLanguage/" prefix or 
not. So sometime you do have to explicitly add "Special:MyLanguage/" and 
sometime, you shouldn't, as prefixing it multiple time will only perform 
the redirection for the first occurrence. That is 
"Special:MyLanguage/Special:MyLanguage/Example" will lead to the page 

Also, how can I find the history of a specific string? I think the 
translation interface should provide some direct link to the string 
dedicated page. What is your opinion about that?

By the way, do we have consultation statistics for each page easily 
accessible somewhere? I think it would also be interesting to have a 
direct access to something like that, along the "This page was last 
modified on" statement.

Kind regards,


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